TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Spammer Gets ... _Eight Year_ Jail Sentence

Spammer Gets ... _Eight Year_ Jail Sentence

Danny Burstein (
Thu, 23 Feb 2006 13:05:34 -0500

( the jail term isn't directly related to the spam itself,
but close enough for gummint work )

" Bulk e-mailer gets 8 years in prison for Acxiom theft

" Boca Raton, Fla., e-mail marketer Scott Levine was sentenced to
eight years in federal prison Wednesday for orchestrating the theft of
1.6 billion consumer records from Acxiom Corp.

" Levine will also pay a $12,300 fine, in addition to a $250,000
forfeiture ordered in September, for money his firm, Snipermail. com
Inc., received in the only known sale involving the stolen
data. U.S. District Judge Bill Wilson Jr. said he would later this
week order Levine to pay damages to Acxiom somewhere between the
defense estimate of $224,000 and the government's estimate of $6.8
million. Federal prisoners are not eligible for parole....

[ rest at (watch for line wrap) :

Knowledge may be power, but communications is the key
[to foil spammers, my address has been double rot-13 encoded]

[TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: If Mr. Pariser (with the
people) want to do something _useful and worthwhile_ it would be to
testify _for the government_ on behalf of small organizations like
themselves, the cancer people and other small publishers similarly
situated on the horrible effects spam has caused for the net, rather
than sending petitions around encouraging netizens to become
spam-enablers and foisting off the costs of filtering spam onto the
bigger ISPs willing to pay instead of those who caused the problem to

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